SCA Barista Training

Matthew Algie: Training Grounds

At Matthew Algie, we know coffee. Extracting the very best qualities from your coffee requires skill, knowledge and passion. Training Grounds’ community of coffee professionals provide expert training at our Speciality Coffee Association (SCA) accredited coffee training schools, or through a range of online tutorials and resources.

FREE e-Learning sessions

Our all-new e-learning platform means you have access to comprehensive courses on your laptop, tablet or phone, at your own pace.

Introduction to Coffee is available now. There are 23 modules to get you started in coffee. Clear explanations, how-to-videos, interactive animations and quizzes make learning about coffee easier than ever.

Our newest course, Brew Class, is a beginner’s guide to brewing. This course involves learning through study, interactive guides and video tutorials from our team of Barista Trainers.

And the best bit? It’s absolutely FREE when you sign up.

SCA accredited barista training in Glasgow, London & Dublin

We have three training schools found in Glasgow, London and Dublin. Each has been awarded the prestigious SCA Premier Training Campus status and we are the first training provider to achieve SCA Campus sites in all 3 cities. We’re also the first operator in Europe to offer multi-site accreditation.

Achieving SCA Campus accreditation is a prestigious designation that requires compliance with the highest standards of educational excellence.

Check out the courses currently available here.

barista training centre

London Coffee School

Business Design Centre,
Suite 233 52 Upper Street,
London N1 0QH


Glasgow Roastery & Coffee School

16 Lawmoor Road,
Glasgow, G5 0UL


Dublin Coffee School

25/28 Great Strand Street,

Dublin 1

Online Training Resources

If you’re looking for tips and tricks, or want to perfect your techniques, look no further than our online training resources.

We have a wide range of downloadable how-to guides and video tutorials to keep your baristas on their toes!

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